Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Richmond, Virginia, United States

Role Description:

This Reliability Engineering position will work collaboratively across multiple levels of the organization, and with cross functional teams, within a given area of the refinery. The position will provide Reliability expertise to area business units to identify needs, prioritize, and/or train business unit individuals and teams using Reliability tools and processes to improve asset performance. Strong preference will be given to candidates with refinery experience.


The Reliability Engineering position is part of the Richmond Refinery's Reliability & Integrity organization and reports to the Reliability and Machinery Engineering Team Lead. The team consists of 9-11 reliability and machinery engineers and is a key contributor in achieving the refinery's goals of safe and reliable operation. The Reliability Engineering role includes the following:

• Use historical operations, reliability and maintenance data in analytical tools and studies to educate business units and project teams on Reliability processes to sustain and improve asset performance.
• Demonstrate fluency in the application and use of Reliability tools and analytical processes, including but not limited to any of the following: Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), streamlined Reliability Centered Maintenance (sRCM), Reliability Availability Maintainability (RAM) modeling, and/or Life Cycle Cost analysis.
• Facilitate threat prioritization and assessment with business units to determine needs, assess risk, provide direction, and bring closure to reliability issues.
• Identify and validate Bad Actor candidates using Meridium queries and cost data for Rotating Equipment, Fixed Equipment, Instrumentation, Electrical, & Analyzer disciplines.
• Provide consultation and interpretation to business units and asset teams on the results from the output of Reliability tools and techniques.
• Lead/facilitate Design for Reliability (DFR) practices for capital projects.
• Facilitate Intensive Process Review (IPR) and Reliability Opportunity Identification (ROI) meetings
• Participate in turnaround planning, investigations during execution, and look-back studies.
• Develop and/or assist development of Life Cycle Plans for key Solomon units
• Serve as a liaison between the Richmond Refinery and the Global Manufacturing Reliability Center of Excellence in matters involving standardization of Reliability tools and processes across the refining system.
• Ability to proactively lead targets of opportunity for customers and recommend practical solutions that result in improved business performance.
• Build close working relationships with Operations/Maintenance to help guide teams on work processes and investigations that identify and mitigate risks and performance issues affecting reliable and sustainable asset performance.


• Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Data Science
• 5-10+ years of engineering experience in a complex process facility such as a refinery


• Bachelor of Science in Engineering (specifically Mechanical, is possible) or Data Science

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.